Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad

Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice SaladZaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad

with fava, artichokes and spinach

My Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad is a yummy combination of jasmine rice, sweet potato, fava beans, artichokes and spinach, then dressed in a middle eastern zaatar lemon vinaigrette, spiced with Bulgarian pepper sauce, warmed with Aleppo pepper flakes and garnished with pickled onion slices! I served My Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad with grilled Merguez, a North African lamb sausage. My Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad is actually a stand alone vegetarian salad that is a complete protein combining legumes and grains, then packed with nutritious organic vegetables! Serve a plateful of My Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad with two poached eggs on top for a delightful breakfast, lunch or light supper! My Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad is a perfect accompaniment to grilled lamb, Merguez or bratwurst but equally friendly with just about any grilled entrée that you choose! Enjoy My Zaatar Sweet Potato Rice Salad with a full bodied red or white wine or medium bodied craft beer! Purchase my cookbook for more delicious salad recipes

1 cup cooked jasmine rice

2 organic sweet potatoes, cut up and boiled

1/2 organic seedless cucumber, chopped

1 can artichoke hearts, drained

1 can fava beans, drained

1 cup organic fresh spinach, chopped

1 tablespoon Bulgarian pepper sauce

1 tablespoon Calabrian pepper relish

1/2 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped

1/2 pint organic grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons Israeli zaatar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Dash of Aleppo pepper flakes

Pickled onion as garnish

In a large mixing bowl, combine first 14 ingredients

Mix gently

Transfer to a serving bowl

Sprinkle with Aleppo pepper flakes

Garnish with pickled onion

Serve with lamb, sausage or any grilled entrée

Enjoy with a full bodied red wine or smooth Chardonnay!

Just delicious, enjoy!